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first_imgCarl’s Jr. brags about its Original $6 Burger, Burger King touts its Angus Steak Burger and McDonald’s proudly debuted the Angus Third Pounder on Monday. As these premium beef patties eat up a big chunk of the market, some say fast food is going high class. “With McDonald’s entering the fray now, that adds even more credit to the fact that consumers are accepting and willing to buy items that are more premium quality and that carry a somewhat higher price,” said food consultant Robert Sandelman of Sandelman & Associates in San Clemente. The upscale burgers come after chains such as Chipotle, Panera Bread and Baja Fresh proved there are plenty of people willing to fork over a bit more for a quick meal in a more refined environment, Sandelman said. “The line of $6 burgers is a very important source of sales,” he said. What might prevent the Original $6 Burger – and other premium burgers – from widespread stardom is the price. The chain’s top seller, the Famous Star, costs about $1.99, or less than half the price of its big brother. “That tends to have somewhat of a limiting effect on how many you sell,” Haley said. [email protected] (818) 713-3735 What our panel said McDonald’s Angus Third Pounder Weight: 1/3 of a pound Calories: 760 Price: $3.99 Winning score: 72 (out of 80) Comments: “Best in class.” “Best looking of all.” “Very impressive, fresh veggies, thick patty, nice bun.” In-N-Out Double Double Weight: 1/4 of a pound Calories: 670 Price: $2.85 Score: 66 Comments: “Good and tasty.” “The sauce and condiments make this burger even better.” Fatburger’s Fatburger Weight: 1/3 of a pound Calories: 520 Price: $4.49 Score: 63 Comments: “Great flavor.” “Patty was ‘homemade.’ Worth a second bite.” Carl’s Jr. Original $6 Burger Weight: 1/2 of a pound Calories: 1010 Price: $4.49 Score: 54 Comments: “Looks inviting. Isn’t.” “To the hungry eye, looks like it could fill anybody up.” Burger King’s Angus Steak Burger Weight: 1/3 of a pound Calories: 640 Price: $3.89 Score: 36 Comments: “Didn’t taste like a hamburger.” “Not very appealing.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Owners of McDonald’s restaurants in Southern California developed the Third Pounder over the past three years, and it is the first new burger on the menu since the Big N’ Tasty debuted a decade ago, company officials said. The Third Pounder is available only in the Southern California market. “It’s just a matter of rounding out our menu,” said Scott Frisbie, whose family owns 17 McDonald’s restaurants in Orange County. “Consumer tastes have developed over the years. We felt the time was right, we could bring in a larger, premium burger.” McDonald’s new burger is made with one-third of a pound of beef and sells for about $4. Like burgers made by rival Burger King and Carl’s Jr., it’s made from Angus beef, a breed developed in Scotland. Burger King’s premium patty is one-third of a pound and sells for $3.89. Carl’s Jr. top-shelf burger is a half-pounder and sells for $4.49. The Original $6 Burger has become one of Carl’s Jr.’s best sellers since its debut in 2004, marketing executive Brad Haley said. last_img read more

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COMMUNITY ALERT: GARDAÍ AND PSNI APPEAL FOR HELP FINDING MISSING 86-YEAR-OLD MAN LAST SEEN IN DONEGAL

first_imgUrgent Garda Appeal: Missing person William Doherty missing from Derry, since the 20th August 2014. Last possible sighting Co Donegal.The Police Service of Northern Ireland are appealing to members of the public to help them locate 86 year old William Doherty who has been missing since the 20th August 2014.Police and the family of William Doherty are becoming increasingly concerned for his safety. William, who is from the Culmore Road area of Derry, was last seen at a service station at the bottom of Glenshane Road at around 4.15pm on the 20th August 2014.PSNI Inspector Catterson said “William is described as around 5′ 6” tall with grey, sandy coloured hair brushed back. He wears a hearing aid, walks with a limp and uses a walking stick.When last seen he was wearing a navy buttoned cardigan, a pink and white shirt, sandy coloured trousers and cream shoes.William is driving a silver E320 Mercedes registration BUI 6000 and police believe he may have travelled to Belfast and then to Fermanagh, possibly crossing the border at Pettigo. His family say William requires medication that he does not have with him and they, along with police, are urgently seeking to establish his whereabouts.Anyone who may have seen Wiliam is asked to contact the PSNI on 04890650222 and ask for police at Strand Road police station in Derry. COMMUNITY ALERT: GARDAÍ AND PSNI APPEAL FOR HELP FINDING MISSING 86-YEAR-OLD MAN LAST SEEN IN DONEGAL was last modified: August 21st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:appealCulmoredonegalmissingPettigoWilliam Dohertylast_img read more

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Top rookie pick CJ Perez leads charge as Columbian stuns San Miguel

first_imgView comments Perez unleashed 26 points as he paired with Jackson Corpuz and Reden Celda to hand the reigning conference champions a stunning loss in the two teams’ all-Filipino debut.“I told the boys before the game, ‘If we apply the [what we learned from] three weeks practice and the [week-long] camp, we’ll have a chance,” said Columbian coach Johnedel Cardel said in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“The stepping-up of CJ [Perez] at the second half. He was tentative in the first half. I was pushing him, I told him to carry the team.”Arwind Santos, San Miguel’s fourth oldest player at 37, was the spearhead of the offense Beermen that now also enjoy the services of hotshot guard Terrence Romeo. But his team-best 34 points didn’t matter against the pesky and youthful Dyip squad that even dictated the pace late in the third period. LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion MOST READ LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img Romeo had to sit down late in that frame following an awkward fall, and that opening was just what Perez needed as he fired the bulk of his total points all in the third. He only had two markers in the first half.As the game approached the final minute, Rashawn McCarthy sank a tough triple to put Columbian on the driver seat, 117-113, and preserve Perez’s heroics.This was Dyip’s first victory over the decorated Beermen in two years and in the prestigious conference.“This is a big fish. This is San Miguel Beer. I felt that if we get this win, it will be a big boost to the boys’ confidence,” said Cardel.Corpuz had 21 points in the affair, while Celda added 15 more.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next CJ Perez impressive in PBA debut. PBA IMAGESCJ Perez said he wanted to find out what he and Columbian are made of.The top overall pick of this season’s PBA draft got his answer when the Dyip carved out a gritty 124-118 win over San Miguel Beermen in the curtain-raiser of the 2018 Philippine Cup on Friday at Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Love from Filipino, Indonesian fans in Jakarta adds motivation for Joshua Paciolast_img read more

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10 months agoMan City boss Guardiola: Solskjaer appointment similar to me

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola: Solskjaer appointment similar to meby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola feels Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment at Manchester United can be a positive.Guardiola likened Solskjaer’s appointment at Manchester United to his first major job in management at Barcelona in 2008.”When a young manager like Solskjaer has this chance it’s because the club decided he could do it,” he said.”I was quite similar, quite young and we try to do our best. You can’t compare players to being managers.”The fact that I was there since I was 13, you know the club for sure. Knowing the people and how it works is important. Being there in the past is a positive.” last_img read more

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The Sixers Still Have Growing Pains To Work Out

More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed By Neil Paine, Chris Herring and Kyle Wagner Embed Code Welcome to The Lab, FiveThirtyEight’s basketball podcast. On this week’s show (Dec. 21, 2017), Neil, Chris and Kyle discuss Kobe Bryant’s retirement ceremony and debate whether No. 8 Kobe or No. 24 Kobe is the Bryant they’d want on their team. Next, they break down the Philadelphia 76ers’ up-and-down season, taking a deep look at Ben Simmons and what he needs to do to improve his play. Plus, a small-sample-size segment on Kawhi Leonard’s return.Here are links to what was discussed this week:Keep an eye on our 2017-18 NBA predictions, updated after every game.Chris wrote that Kobe may be the NBA’s last gunslinger.Neil and Chris on why the Sixers might be dominant sooner than we think.Neil made the case last season for Kawhi Leonard, MVP. read more

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Big Ten play becoming big pain for struggling Buckeyes

The Big Ten has been a big pain for the Ohio State women’s basketball team this season.Aside from an early loss to Duke, the Buckeyes cruised through their nonconference schedule. However, they have struggled to find their game against teams who know their style of play.“There’s a difference between nonconference play and conference play,” coach Jim Foster said. “Nonconference play … you play a team twice, home and away, or you play them once. In terms of conference games, you can have a 10 to 12 game resume against your opponents depending on upper-classmen.”Before they began their conference schedule, the Buckeyes averaged 86.3 points per game. Against conference opponents, they have only averaged 70.1.That 16-point difference would be big for any team, but OSU is especially affected because they have allowed nearly the same amount of points per game.Foster has said that the team has the skills to win the close games and has won many of them over the last five years, but now people are noticing because “maybe we’re just in more of them.”Big Ten play has already handed OSU two losses and three games decided by three points or fewer in just ten conference games. In contrast, OSU had one loss and only one game decided by 10 points or less in nonconference play.The two losses from the Big Ten came against Purdue and Indiana in away games with both teams being unranked and struggling to maintain winning records.“Coaches refer to [a season] as three seasons,” Foster said, referring to out-of-conference schedule, conference schedule and the postseason. “A lot of times you’re just happy to get out of the conference season, let alone a conference that plays 18 games. There are some conferences around that play each other once.”Not only have the Buckeyes shot worse when playing a conference opponent, by about 10 percent, but they allow their opponents to shoot better from the floor as well.    OSU has a smaller advantage in rebounds as well — it is cut in half against conference opponents. The last week has been especially brutal for OSU as its two conference losses have occurred within this span. However, center Jantel Lavender doesn’t feel that the team is playing to its potential.“Close games are games that we make close games, because I think that we can beat teams by way more points than we’ve been beating them,” Lavender said. Foster believes this inconsistency in play is due to the youth of the team. The Buckeyes only have four seniors, none of which are starters, although three of the four see the court each game.With games still remaining against a surging Purdue team and a talented Michigan State team, both at home, the season could head in either direction for the Buckeyes depending on their resiliency. read more

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Athletic department centennial celebration delayed for Obama

The Ohio State athletic department was prepared to kick off its centennial celebration commemorating 100 years as a department and as a member of the Big Ten conference this week. That was until President Barack Obama announced his plans to visit the OSU campus on Saturday. The athletic department’s yearlong celebration was slated to begin at the Buckeye baseball and softball home games. Fan festivities were planned, with several baseball and softball alumni scheduled to attend. In an email to The Lantern, OSU athletic director Gene Smith said he and several members of the committee involved in the celebration planning decided that it was best to postpone the events to minimize traffic concerns in the area around the Schottenstein Center. “The presidential visit is complex with security,” Smith said. “Our priority is to ensure the games themselves go smoothly, softball and baseball, and make it as easy as possible for the fans to enjoy the contests our student-athletes compete in.” Janine Oman, assistant athletic director for sport performance and head of the committee overseeing the centennial celebration, said everything was set to begin this week, but the unexpected circumstances forced a change in the schedule of events. “We were originally planning on doing kickoff games this weekend,” Oman said. “However, the president is coming right at the same time.” While the games will still take place Saturday, the fan activities will be rescheduled due to the arrival of the president and his subsequent speech Saturday morning at the Schottenstein Center. Oman said the first kickoff games will take place Sept. 21 at the field hockey and women’s volleyball games. Austin Stewart, a first-year in international studies, said he was unaware the athletic department was planning a celebration set to begin this week. With the president coming though, he said it’s probably a good idea that it has been moved back. “The president is gonna take a lot of attention away … that would be with the 100-year celebration,” Stewart said. While he admitted he is not really a fan of the president, Stewart said he would rather go see him speak Saturday than attend the anniversary festivities because of the rare experience it presents. “It’s the president of the United States coming to campus. That doesn’t really happen all that often,” Stewart said. “I would probably rather go see him just because that’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.” Obama will speak at the Schottenstein Center Saturday at 1:25 p.m., with the doors opening at 10:30 a.m. First Lady Michelle Obama will join her husband in support of his campaign. The public event on OSU’s campus is the official beginning of the 2012 election, and Obama has a rally planned at Virginia Commonwealth University later on Saturday. This rally marks the second visit Obama has made to OSU’s campus in about two months. Republican candidate Mitt Romney has also been in central Ohio in the past week. Romney spoke at Otterbein College last Thursday about the economy and his plan to bring the nation back to a world leader. read more

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Mourinho admitted that he likes Joao Mario

first_imgJoao Mario was loaned to West Ham United this season but it is not sure whether he will stay in the Premier League or not – and José Mourinho insisted that he would like this to happen.The Portuguese coach admitted that he likes a lot the way his fellow countryman plays and he would love him to stay at West Ham – and he insisted that a future transfer to Old Trafford is realistic.The controversial manager spoke about Mario as he said, according to Football Italia:harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I’d like him to stay in England, it would be better for him. He’s started a good process and it would be right to complete it. It’s a process through which he can establish himself in English football. Staying in the Premier League would be good for his growth.”“Joao Mario at United? Why not! West Ham is a historic, important club that wants to grow. Joao just had to adapt.”“He’s someone who thinks and acts quickly, he’s recovering intensity and aggressiveness, I’ve liked him more in every game.”last_img read more

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Roberto Mancini doesnt miss being Serie A boss

first_imgRoberto Mancini has suggested that he does not miss being a Serie A boss on the day the fixtures are released, stating that the Italy job is the one to aspire to.The Azzurri Coach insists he is happy with his current position and is ready for the ‘important’ challenge of restoring the Nazionale’s fortunes.“Do I miss Serie A on the day the fixtures come out? Why?” Mancini said to Gazzetta dello Sport via Football Italia.“The Nazionale is still something you aspire to as a Coach, just as it is to wear the Azzurri shirt when you are a player.“There are some who prefer to have that daily relationship with the team and maybe, because of that, they don’t feel called to be a national team boss.“I felt ready for such an important experience. We have started on a journey and we want to take Italy back to being one of the main players in international football.”Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.Mancini is adamant that the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus will only serve to help young Italian players in years to come.“It’s great for Juve and the League. You always learn from champions and our young players, who are already around the Nazionale, can only improve by having the chance to face him.“Someone like him is a blessing for Serie A, and I hope it’s the first in a long list.“It’s the fact mediocre foreign players are brought into the League that isn’t good, not world class players.”last_img read more

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